If you’ve ever been in or around a church, you’ve likely admired the beautiful stained glass works of art that can be seen proudly displayed throughout. While these stained-glass pieces are certainly beautiful and bring an artistic presence to each church they are housed in, there are a few more reasons why they are so… Read more »
Why Stained Glass Windows Are Becoming Increasingly Popular in Homes
In the old days, people spent a lot of time away from home, whether at work or socializing at the local bar. People joined bowling leagues, Moose lodges, knitting circles and other activities that were “out of the house.” Today, however, it seems like more and more people are cocooning at home. Their home is… Read more »
Why Stained Glass Windows Are a Wonderful Christmas Gift to Give
A long time ago, stained glass was for really rich people or for the church in town. Today, however, stained glass is readily available–at reasonable prices– to people who want it. As Christmas approaches, many people think of the beauty and wonder of God. Tis the season to remember the story of Christmas involving the… Read more »
Stained Glass Windows Are Becoming a Popular Home Décor Trend
For the longest time stained glass windows have been associated with churches, temples and mosques. Indeed, for hundreds of years the main places to find stained glass windows were chiefly houses of worship the world over. However, stained glass is starting to become popular for use in other public and private places, from restaurants to… Read more »
Are Protective Coverings for Stained Glass Windows Necessary?
Protective coverings for stained glass windows, while not always necessary, are generally something that will extend their longevity and help prevent damage. Cumberland Stained Glass regularly applies properly vented protective coverings to stained glass windows. Research has shown that one square inch of venting on the top and bottom of a window’s protective covering installation… Read more »
What are the Advantages of Stained Glass Windows?
For centuries, grand cathedrals were known for their elaborate stained glass windows. In the old days, stained glass was a rarity, reserved for rich people and organizations like the Catholic Church who could afford them. Today, however, stained glass windows are seen in a variety of places and more affordable to the masses. Whether you’re… Read more »
How Were Stained Glass Windows Made in Medieval Times?
Stained glass windows have been around for a long time, and back in The Middle Ages, between 1150 and 1500, the creation, installation, and enjoyment of stained glass windows in European cathedrals had their heyday. Thanks to written records from people of the time, such as Theophilus, a German monk, we can have an understanding… Read more »
Stained Glass Windows Have an Important Place in World History
Stained glass windows have fascinated many people over the centuries. Not only are they colorfully beautiful, especially when the sun shines through them, but they also have the ability to communicate messages and stories to people long after they’re initially placed in a building. Did you know that stained glass windows were, for many years,… Read more »
The Importance of Protective Coverings for Stained Glass Windows
Stained glass windows can make a beautiful addition to just about any type of building. Whether you’re having new stained glass windows installed in a church, business, or any other type of property, you’re likely going to want to protect your investment. Not only do stained glass windows look great, but they also enhance your… Read more »
What are the Origins of Stained Glass?
The first confirmed man-made glass was in Egypt as glass beaded jewelry. It was however the Romans who perfected the art of creating small colored glass items. Archeologists found Romans manufacture stained glass for more than just beads. Stained glass inception was designed initially for Roman Catholic churches, first in Rome and then throughout all… Read more »